Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Illustrierter Arbeiter Kalender 1932: 15 Jahre proletarische Diktatur! August Creutzburg, ed.
Illustrierter Arbeiter Kalender 1932: 15 Jahre proletarische Diktatur!
Illustrierter Arbeiter Kalender 1932: 15 Jahre proletarische Diktatur!
Illustrierter Arbeiter Kalender 1932: 15 Jahre proletarische Diktatur!

Illustrierter Arbeiter Kalender 1932: 15 Jahre proletarische Diktatur!

Hamburg, Berlin: Carl Hoym Nachf. 1931. First edition. Staple bound. Quarto. 256pp. Complete original stapled tear-off calendar with thin red leather trim around hanging punch holes at top over photo-illustrated cover with red and brown lettering, protected by modern mylar. Worker's Calendar 1932 celebrating 15 years of Dictatorship of the Proletariat issued by one of the prolific publishers for socialist matters and propaganda.

The first page, entitled "Outpost of the World Revolution", features a worker looking up at a construction crane, printed in rotogravure w/o photo credit, as are all other images, and the first three days of the year with captions describing significant events in the fight against capitalism. The caption for January 1st reads 1931: Strike of the Coal Workers in South Wales (150,000). - Clashes in Bombay. - 1930: Mass layoffs at the city of Berlin. - 1927: English troops raid the National Ceremony in Hankou. -1916: First Reichs-Conference of the group "Internationale" in Berlin. - 1881: Blanqui, French revolutionary died. Full page commentary on the world of socialist and capitalist economies by Hermann Remmele (Socialist politician who emigrated to Moscow in August of 1932. During the Stalinist purges he was arrested and on March 7, 1939, he was sentenced to death and shot at the same day on the Donskoy Cemetery in Moscow) on verso.

Commentaries printed to versos feature a variety of topics, e.g. the era Noske, the Red Army, what do the exploiters pull down, the life of a fighter (Karl Liebknecht), the parties of the great French Revolution, "The Way to the Revolution" by Rosa Luxemburg, Maxim Gorki's "The Way to Victory", "The Great Alliance of Solidarity by Jack London, etc. featuring rotogravures of Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Marx, the insurgents in Honduras, other historical references like the workers demonstrations in 1905 Russia, various every day work related and family situations, often in photomontages, and includes artwork by Gavarni, Kautsky, Jean-Francois Millet, Käthe Kollwitz (1), George Grosz (4), among others. The photomontages are reminiscent of the social realism of John Heartfield and others as published in AIZ.

Extraordinary compilation of historical facts, viewpoints and propaganda, illustrated throughout with photomontage and graphic designs, incl. George Grosz among others, in support of the socialist society. Text in German. Light wear along edges and cover page, lightly creased at bottom left corner, reinforced with white tape on verso. Second page with small chip at bottom left, reinforced with white tape on verso. Very light creasing of at lower corners of lightly age-toned block. Overall in very good condition. vg. Item #44762

Price: $2,750.00

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